Carolina Herrera: Kristen Stewart Was 'Moved' by the 'Breaking Dawn' Wedding Dress

01/04/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera Sketch
Courtesy Town & Country; Inset: Adhemar Sburlati/Broadimage

We knew the gown Carolina Herrera created specifically for the Breaking Dawn wedding took six months to design and that it left Robert Pattinson floored, but in the new issue of Town & Country Weddings, the designer reveals Kristen Stewart‘s very personal reaction.

“We did three fittings. When she initially put on the dress and looked over her shoulder into the mirror, she was very moved,” Herrera tells the mag, on stands Wednesday. “In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film but instead a bride, and a happy one at that.”

The dress seen in the sketch (left) is what the designer calls a “union between Stephenie [Meyer’s] description in the book and the Herrera bridal aesthetic” — something she has been perfecting for 25 years.

“I took into consideration the character of Bella and Kristen’s portrayal of her, and what this fantasy character would choose to wear for the most important day of her life,” she explains of the masterpiece, which retails for $35,000. “It’s made of a crepe satin with two inserts on the front and beautiful silk thread topstitching. The neckline is a slight V, just enough to see the collarbones. The back is oval-shaped, with a Chantilly lace border veiled in tulle. It’s very romantic, and when all the details come together, it creates a vision specific to Bella‚Äôs style and personality.”

Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera Sketch
Courtesy Town & Country

Justine Harman


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www .shoppernista. com on

Beautiful dress. I love Carolina Herrera brand and I still wear the perfume to date. www for designer fashions for less

Mallory on

I loved this dress for her build, and loved it in general. But, I really did prefer the dress that she wore in the dream sequence!!! I thought that the strapless dress was beautiful.

Joyce on

I didn’t care for the front of the dress at all. I think if they had incorporated a little bit of the lace that was on the back onto the front,maybe with a tiny plunge, it would have looked better. The front seemed too conservative compared to the back. I loved the back of the dress!

Erica on

Kristen should be allowed to keep that gown and wear it in her own future wedding, whenever that is. She’s princess style.

amanda on

love the dress !!!!!!!!!

Skeptic on

As if Bella could afford such a creation! And how exactly does it fit the rattling-pick-up-driving, lip-chewing, jeans-and-t-shirt-wearing persona of Bella?

Jessie on

I had heard so much about the gown before seeing the movie. And I must say, I really LOVED the back of the dress. It was stunningly beautiful yet subtle and soft at the same time. But I actually thought the front of the dress was rather blah and boring. You can easily come up with a plain design that was more flattering and desirable for the front. Just my opinion

Kristen Stewart's reaction to 'Breaking Dawn' wedding dress | on

[…] commented that Stewart was very “moved” by the dress when she first put it on, states People. “In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film but instead a bride, and a […]

Rhonda on

The gown was gorgeous, and perfect for the union of Bella & Edward….

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